The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
After nearly three years of research, community engagement,
partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more
than 700 local organizations, One Region Forward will release its
Regional Plan for Sustainable Development: “A New Way to Plan
for Buffalo Niagara.”
The story of two 2011 BSA/P graduates who travel to Nepal to
design and build an orphanage in a small community on the outskirts
of the Kathmandu Valley. During five unpredictable and
challenging months, paradigms are broken and expectations are
shattered as they come to learn important lessons about the
role of an architect in an unfamiliar community.
A day-long workshop on the issues and barriers that surround
zero net energy building design. Tour the University at Buffalo's
GRoW Home, now under construction for the Solar Decathlon, and
participate in a charette to design a small zero net energy
Façade: Phenomenon, Identity, Memory will examine
the building facade as a cultural object with public and pervasive
presence and as an embodiment of culture and collective identity in
the digital age.
As the Bethune Lecture and Part 2 of Façade: Phenomenon,
Identity, Memory, this event features Louisa
Hutton, founding partner of Sauerbruch
Hutton, an international agency for architecture, urbanism
A professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Alex
Krieger, FAIA, has combined a career of teaching and practice,
dedicating himself in both to understanding how to improve the
quality of place and life in our major urban areas.
Tamarah Begay, AIA, is the first female member of the Native
American Navajo tribe to become an architect and an AIA member.
Tamarah will share her story of becoming an architect, and how her
heritage has shaped her research, practice and outreach.
We will be showing travel images from our Winter Architecture
and Urban Planning Trip to China (Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou and
Beijing) and our design proposal to connect the Xuhui District to
the Shanghai waterfront.
The School of Architecture and Planning is pleased to
announce that state economic development leader Howard Zemsky
will address the Class of 2015. The Buffalo developer and
regional economic development leader was recently appointed by
Gov. Andrew Cuomo as president & CEO of Empire State
Development and commissioner of the New York State Department of
The same dimpled surface that allows a golf ball to slice
through the air is applied to the exterior of a high-rise building
to reduce wind load. The design by Jin Young Song and an engineer
with SOM was a finalist in an international competition.
Despite an aging workforce, Buffalo's economy continues to grow,
according to an exhaustive analysis of the region's economy, labor
force and wages. The research was conducted by the UB Regional
Institute and commissioned by Invest Buffalo Niagara.